NTSB Identification: MKC88LA143.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37044.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 30, 1988 in YORK, NE
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/08/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 188, registration: N21779
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

EN ROUTE TO PERFORM AN AERIAL APPLICATION OPERATION, THE PLT SAID HE EXPERIENCED A PARTIAL POWER LOSS FOLLOWED BY COMPLETE POWER FAILURE. HE ATTEMPTED AN EMERGENCY LDG IN A FARM CORNFIELD, SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGING THE ACFT. AN ON SCENE INVESTIGATION BY THE FAA REVEALED MINIMUM FUEL QUANTITIES. THE ENGINE WAS REMOVED BY THE FAA, AND AFTER ADDING FUEL, THE ENGINE STARTED AFTER FIVE REVOLUTIONS AND RAN NORMALLY.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

REFUELING..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE

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